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Each week, we are given a single word prompt to write about. This week’s word is carefree.
Although it’s not a requirement, I often end up using the weekly word prompt to write about something running-related. This is a running blog, after all. And I couldn’t help but think about running in conjunction with carefree this week. What comes to mind when I think of carefree running? Every kids race I’ve ever seen that takes place as part of a road race.
Kids truly exemplify carefree running when they run. It’s natural to them and they are running’s purest participants. Often there is no worry about pace, technical apparel, shoes, etc. They run for the sake of running.
I know you’ve seen those little ones who sprint for a short distance, then walk, then sprint again during a race. You may laugh about them (or with them – as they often giggle while they run). But you know what? They’re running without a care in the world, because running is still play for them. It doesn’t matter how long the race is. They’re going to run as fast as they can for as long as they can, and then they’re going to take a break and go again. They exemplify running at its most basic. At its most carefree. Their primary objective is just to have fun.
What does being carefree mean to you?